It’s not easy to make a successful career out of being a grumpy, permanently annoyed buffoon. Just ask John Prescott [SATIRE] but it came easy to Liverpool’s finest contribution to the gallery of supporting players. Blessed with that voice, described accurately by Sykes as “magnificent”, Guyler was able to mould words around his frighteningly big choppers to make them come out as pompous as cretinous as only the sort of films he was in could require of him. A Day to Remember gave him the opportunity start as meant to go on as Angry Man In Ferry Queue and by the time he hit his stride in the likes of the pleasingly naively titled Mad About Men, A Hard Day’s Night alongside some strolling minstrels, Nurse On Wheels and No Sex Please, We’re British he was well established as the idiot du jour, and for many more jours too.
FINEST HOUR: living out the part of Norman ‘I was a Desert Rat’ Potter in film version of Please, Sir!